Let’s Talk… Social Justice with Human Rights Commissioner Scott McDougall & Greens MP for Maiwar, Michael Berkman
This week on Let’s Talk… Social justice, Kevin continues his investigation into youth (in)justice in queensland, coming to grips with the recent amendments to the youth justice act and their implications for human rights in queensland.
In this double-feature episode, Kevin catches up with the queensland human rights commissioner Scott Mcdougall to talk about the human rights commissions concerns with the proposed changes to youth justice in queensland, and what they’d like to see the state do instead.
Kevin also chats to greens mp for maiwar, Michael Berkman, about the greens support for the raise the age campaign working to get younger kids out of prison by raising the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14. These hard-hitting interviews dig deep into some of the big questions and contradictions facing youth justice in queensland, and leaves you with the question of whether we should be demanding more than liberal reforms to the so-called justice system.